Editor’s Pick SAP’s startup program is not just about building loyalty with early-stage companies. It’s about ensuring SAP has an equity stake and, when the timing is right, that it can make the first stab at acquisition.
ComScore released its July 2012 Top 50 web properties in the U.S. report yesterday, and it has a few surprises.
Oracle v. Google re: Java found a way to get interesting again. A couple of months after Oracle’s billion-dollar fishing expedition went bust when Google’s Android was found not to infringe on Java patents, the judge has asked both parties which bloggers they paid.
Editor's Pick Imagine a functional, live, operational database living on separate servers scattered around the globe in say, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Johannesburg, simultaneously. Not synced, replicated, or cloned — but a single database without a single location.
It’s really, really hard to sell to Joe Blow.
This one goes in the I’m-not-sure-what-to think category. Oracle, the company that just failed in its attempt to sue Google for violating dubious-sounding patents relating to Java technologies acquired in the Sun takeover, is now suing Lodsys, which has somewhat successfully sued app developers and website owners for violating its own dubious-sounding patents.
Salesforce partner GlobalOne and Google enterprise partner Cloud Sherpas are merging together to form a new cloud consulting firm.
Industry analysts like to refer to 2011 as “the year the cloud arrived.” But now that it’s here, what are we going to do with it?
Your job comes with a web of security permissions that an IT department has to regulate. IBM‘s newest security software, however, knows what role you have and can assign access before the IT guys ever have to lift a finger.
Software titan Oracle reported underwhelming quarterly results this afternoon, leading the company’s stock to drop more than 9 percent in after-hours trading.
Guest Post Cloud computing. What once was a controversial, cutting-edge term is now part of seemingly everyone’s vocabulary.
Editor's Pick Last week, VentureBeat hosted its first ever CloudBeat conference. It was a huge success (if we do say so ourselves), with more than 400 executives from cloud startups, leading cloud service providers, and various Fortune 500 companies coming together to talk shop. You can check out complete coverage of panels, talks and sessions here.
Editor's Pick Software giant SAP acquired internet software company SuccessFactors on Saturday for $3.4 billion, in what most accounts praised as a commendable move to embrace the so-called “cloud.”
[vimeo 32989778 w=640 h=360] At the CloudBeat conference today, we caught up with Oracle VP Rick Schultz and asked him to elaborate on Oracle’s upcoming public cloud offering.
About two months ago, Oracle announced it would finally take the plunge into public cloud computing with the Oracle Public Cloud. Oracle technology product marketing VP Rick Schultz talked more about the public cloud today and admitted it was a new frontier for the previously cloud-agnostic company.